Dissonance

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List of Connection Outcomes

Connection Outcomes > Activation, Awakening, Bodhisattva, Buddha Mind, Christ Consciousness, Clarity, Consciousness of Presence, Cosmic Consciousness, Daigo, Dissonance, Déjà vu, ESP, Ecstasy, Enhanced Intellectual Power, Enlightenment, Expansion of Meaning, Experience of Admixture, Feeling of Immortality, Flooding, Healing, Insight, Intramonadic Communication, Kensho, Meanification, Moksha, Moral Quickening, Mushi-dokugo, Noesis, Perfection, Physical Sensations, Piercing The Veil, Positive Affect, Power over the Material World, Quantum Change, Realization of Immortality, Realization of Self, Removal of The Blindfold, Resurrection of Consciousness, Satori, Spontaneous Alignment, Telepathy, Teleportation, The Family of Spirit, Transcendence, Transformation, Triumph of Spirit, Union, Union with God, Union with Reality

Notes

Xolani Kacela: "Following the mystical experience, the mystic is filled with dissonance. His or her inner experience is incongruent with the outer experience. Thurman offers this description

[The mystic] sees that the world of things and men does not conform to the unity which he has experienced. Was his vision false? Was his experience genuine or merely an illusion? He finds that the two worlds must in some sense be one because he participates actively in both at the same moment but he is convinced that the meaning of the below is in the abobe. With such a conviction, ascetism no longer means withdrawal from [people] but rather it means a steady insistence that one's human relations conform more and more to the transparency of one's inner graces, one's inner equilibrium in which is his consciousness of the active presence of God."[1]

Further Reading

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References

  1. Thurman quotes in Xolani, Kacela. Being One with the Spirit: Dimensions of a Mystical Experience." The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling 60 1-2 (2006): 89.


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